White Beard, Jag and everyone,
I'm trying to get a quick post in. Yesterday I was crashing almost immediately after signing on, so I gave up. But I also was exhausted from getting ready for kitty -sitting! Had to prepare things like litter, food, sleeping places, etc. And wow, that took a lot out of me!
I had Birch (the cat) for an overnight stay last night. He was fine, but didn't like being confined to a room overnight (I didn't want to let him roam the house, as I wasn't sure what he'd fine "interesting" and he hasn't been outside in a few days, so he's ansy!). He was a sweetie in most ways. Loves to cuddle, but also looked longingly out the windows, and as the temp. was warming up a little today and tomorrow I brought him back to his house where the neighbor could let him in and out. I'll probably have him for a couple of days next week when it gets colder again, and he's had some outside time! I hate to let him outside here - I don't know if he'd get lost or hurt or what. But it was interesting having him. While I loved cuddling, it made me remember all the work entailed, so it's a good experience to give pause about whether I'm ready to take on a cat again.
Anyway, I'm exhausted! Tonight I'm going to try to relax and maybe make the pumpkin pies for Saturday.
Jag - yes, I got my hot water working! And I didn't have to call anyone this time, as I learned where the reset button is! But anytime your husband wants to come over I can make a long, long list of things for him!
Anyway, wishing a happy and peaceful holiday to everyone, including those of us spending it alone. A special hug goes out to others like me who may not be having a family gathering tonight or tomorrow.
And I'll stop now and hope I can post this before crashing!